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REG120 - Dementia: Communication, Behavior Management, and Abuse Prevention (1.0 HR)

 

Purpose: This course discusses the care of individuals with dementia and is intended to meet the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements for dementia training. Topics covered include communication, behavior management, abuse prevention, and dementia. All staff working in the long-term care setting will increase their knowledge and skills in caring for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Objectives: 1) Describe how dementia affects communication skills; 2) Discuss strategies and guidelines for verbal and nonverbal communication when caring for people with dementia; 3) List common challenging behaviors associated with dementia; 4) Outline strategies and techniques for dealing with common challenging behaviors associated with dementia; 5) List five types of elder abuse; 6) Review legal timelines for reporting elder abuse; 7) Summarize strategies to prevent elder abuse. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 1.0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 1.0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.